It's being reported that actor Shane Rimmer has passed away. Although primarily known for things other than UFO (e.g., Thunderbirds), he appeared in the UFO episode IDENTIFIED as the Seagull X-Ray co-pilot. He was also momentarily in the episode CONFETTI CHECK A-OK, and apparently was in an Alien costume in an episode, although I never figured out which one.
It's terrible news... Yet another of my all time heroes is gone.
Shane's role as Scott Tracy especially in Thunderbirds, and his parts in UFO are embedded in my DNA. He as well as all his Thunderbirds and UFO colleagues helped make my younger life so much better and easier to bear than it might otherwise have been.
A very, very sad day... I didn't ever get the chance to meet him.
My very best wishes to Shane, his wife (Sheila) his family as well as his huge army of fans.... x